Jones Act & Maritime Law for Injured Workers
(Online Edition)

By: Bill Ogletree (Author), William C. Abbott (Author) For $39.95

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  • Paperback: 576 Pages
  • Publisher: Ogletree Abbott Law Firm, L.L.P.; 1st
    edition (2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0979260108
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979260100

Book Description

Understanding the new Jones Act and Maritime Statutes will
give you an edge. Learn about maintenance and cure, what constitutes
unseaworthiness and negligence. Know your rights and options. If you are
involved in Jones Act claims in any capacity, you are dealing with critically
important issues. Whether you’re an injured worker, a lawyer, a union
representative or doctor, the information in this book will put the power in
your hands and allow you to go from being a spectator in the process to being
truly in charge of the affairs that matter to you. You will receive inside tips
on how to know the difference between a state workers compensation claim and a
Jones Act claim, and you will learn how to know the difference between a
Longshore claim and a General Maritime claim. This book contains specific
answers to questions about income benefits, medical care, settlements and legal
processes of Jones Act and Maritime claims.


This 2007-2008 edition of The New Jones Act for Injured Workers
is one of the first publications written to aid the
injured worker and those who support and assist maritime workers. It is
written so that almost anyone can understand the basics of the Jones Act and
maritime law. We have attempted to cover the most common issues but we could
not include every subject and topic relevant to maritime and Jones Act law.

For more information we invite you to visit our website at or to
call us toll-free at 1 800 JonesAct. Our staff of attorneys are ready to answer your
questions by On-Line Chat, email or by telephone. Please take the time to become
informed about the Jones Act and maritime law. Better decisions are made when you
have more information. The Ogletree Abbott Law Firm believes in providing
information to the public so that better choices can be made.

Part 1

  • What is the Jones Act?
  • Who is Covered?
  • Definition of “Vessel”
  • Stationary or Moored Vessels and Floating Platforms
  • Definition of “Seaman”
  • Seaman Status Test
  • Jones Act Benefits
  • Mental Stress and Zone of Danger
  • Unseaworthiness
  • Slight Negligence
  • Collisions, Fires and Explosions
  • Oceanographic Research Workers
  • Fishing Boat Injuries
  • Commercial Diver Injuries
  • Conclusion

Part 2

  • Jones Act Death Claims
  • Death on the High Seas Act

Part 3

  • F.E.L.A. and the Jones Act
  • Federal Employers Liability Act

Part 4

  • Reporting Your Injury
  • What to Expect After an Injury
  • Written Statements, Recorded Statements, Sworn Statements & Depositions
  • Company Doctors
  • Example of a Company Doctor
  • Wrongful Termination
  • When to Call an Attorney

Part 5

  • Notice Requirements
  • Limitations of Liability Act
  • Joint and Several Liability
  • Willful Acts of Seaman

Part 6

  • What is General Maritime Law?

Part 7

  • Admiralty Injury Claims
  • Effects of Bringing a Claim under 9(h)

Part 8

  • Merchant Seamen, Merchant Mariners and The Merchant Marine Academy

Part 9

  • Longshore Compensation vs. Jones Act
  • Longshore Claims that May be Jones Act Claims
  • Summary of Longshore-Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Longshore-Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • Department of Labor – District Offices for Longshore Claims

Part 10

  • State Workers’ Compensation vs. Jones Act
  • State Workers Compensation Offices

Part 11

  • Federal Employees’ Compensation Act